Stair Square jig - Fine Homebuilding

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Stair Square jig

comments (1) August 12th, 2009 in Blogs, Project Gallery
MDFContracting MDFContracting, member


2 straight lengths of oak with a small shim glued between them.  Holes drilled 1 1/2 inch on center with carriage bolts and wingnuts.  A great, simple jig for laying out stairs.  Design from SAIT carpenter school, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 


Design or Plan used: SAIT Carpentry School
posted in: Blogs, Project Gallery, Jigs Stairs

Comments (1)

MikeGuertin MikeGuertin writes: This trick works great for laying out rafters too.

I use a similar method. Rather than making a clamping straight edge, I drill a series of holes in a framing square and screw the square to the straight edge. One advantage over a clamping system - less likely to get knocked out of adjustment; on the con side - harder to microadjust.
Posted: 8:27 am on August 13th

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